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Return to Glenlord: Memories of Michigan Summers [Kindle Edition]

Alexander Rassogianis
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Book Description

"For author Alexander Rassogianis, spending the summers with his family in southwestern Michigan during his school years in the 1950s brought the greatest joy and the fondest memories. In Return to Glenlord, he reminisces about this era of old-fashioned resorts, quaint little cottages, sandy beaches, long walks on country roads, and the permeating scent of pine.

In this memoir, Rassogianis recalls being a part of a vibrant Greek community that transported itself from Chicago every year. He includes anecdotes about memorable and humorous characters and events, including getting into mischief with his three buddies, falling in love six times before the age of twelve, and going on excursions to Glenlord Beach, the outdoor movie theater, the amusement park, Deer Forest, and the House of David.

Return to Glenlord shares the remembrances of a carefree time and of being part of a beautiful world that no longer exists. Although the resorts and cabins of Rassogianis’s youth are a thing of the past, his memories of summers spent in Stevensville, Michigan, can never be replaced."

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About the Author

Alexander Rassogianis earned a bachelor's degree in history and political science from Elmhurst College and a master's degree in history from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He taught history in Chicago for more than fifteen years and served as a compliance officer for the US government. This is his second book. Rassogianis lives in Berwyn, Illinois.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1708 KB
  • Print Length: 265 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1475992254
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: iUniverse (June 18, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,036,051 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful childhood memories. December 23, 2013
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I, too spent my childhood summers with my Greek grandmother on Lake Michigan. For anyone wanting to walk down memory lane with another, this is the perfect vehicle.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Like a visit home November 20, 2013
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I was raised on Lake Michigan, a few miles north of Stevensville, where this story takes place. I lived there until my family moved to Tampa, FL., 35 years ago. This book took me back to my old stomping grounds. I felt like I was walking beside the author throughout the book. Very enjoyable!
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5.0 out of 5 stars To bad they were in " their colors" July 3, 2014
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I grew up on Ridge Rd. one mile down from the "Chicago Kids". I was one of the Local Country Boys. Non of us worked on a farm! We had to yell "C'mon threw!" as we rode our bikes threw the old people holding hands all the way across the Glenlord or Ridge Rd. We knew every hole and hide out from Marquette,Ridge, Glenlord and Lake Michigan. To bad they were in " their colors". We thought pretty funny and told them so. Could have shown them hidden sand dunes, thick pine forest where you can go tree to tree. What you can burn and kill with a magnifying glass.We were lucky. Lived there all year. (24 yrs.) Thanked my parents 100 times for buying the House and growing up there as a kid. Made me think about writing a book Back to the Ridge. I knew Boystown also. Sharon Bengsten in my class (Stewart School) parents took care of it. Next to Tozi's Restaurant. Ran paths threw the hay field.
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5.0 out of 5 stars WONDERFUL LIFE REVIEW January 27, 2014
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Grew up in this area and moved away in 1975. Now living in Tennessee. Places I had not thought about since living there such as the St. Joe Auto Theater.. Some places remain and I visit when in the area like Tosi's Restaurant. There is still a Ben Franklin 5 & Dime store in Bridgman. So many enjoyable hours of reading the Kindle format.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book..! January 22, 2014
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I lived in the Glenlord Beach area and during this time period.Was a fun book to read and it brought back a lot of good memories.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly enjoyed it! November 14, 2014
By Chris
This book was an easy quick read. Even though I have nothing in common with the author (I'm much younger, and female, and not Greek), I really enjoyed it. I am a Glenlord native (ok Washington Avenue but close enough), and spent lots of time at Glenlord beach as a youngster. I loved how much he enjoyed everything that I love about Southwest Michigan. My 70-year-old mother also loved the book and has asked if her best friend could borrow it. A great trip down memory lane.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it! January 30, 2014
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I found the book very enjoyable! In fact, I should get a commission from the author since I sold three more copies for him. It was so neat to read about the areas I know and love today as they were in the 1950s. So much has changed and yet so much still remains. Some of the people he wrote about were/are well known to me and they are now adults or I know their kids/nieces/nephews etc. I told three people about the book whose families were mentioned in the book, and all three went out and bought the book too! I went to school with the barber's nephew. Jackie Drexler is now a customer where I work and another friend now lives in the area he writes about. Fascinating walk back in time. Thank you for sharing your memories Mr. Rassogianis. By the way, Babe's is still here and Babe is still there being Babe.
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